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The Akita At a Glance
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Life Expectancy
10 - 12 yrs 
Height Range
24 - 28 in 
Weight Range
75 - 110 lbs 
Any color is acceptable. May have dark mask. 
Very intelligent; early training is necessary to prevent aggressive behavior 
With Children
Very protective of family; not good with unfamiliar children 
With Animals
Can be OK with other family pets, but tends to be aggressive to other animals 
Tolerates cold well 
Primarily outdoors. Needs fenced yard. 
Exercise Reqd
Needs exercise daily. Large fenced yard is ideal. 
Grooming Reqd
Needs daily brushing. 
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I've owned 2 male Akitas. They've both been very healthy, low maintenance, friendly to humans, have lived with other pets but are NOT good with other males. Don't require a great deal of exercise.. A walk twice a day is plenty. Mine chew ice cubes after a walk. Neither of them showed any real interest in chewing anything else, but this has proven to keep their teeth and gums healthy and it's kind of funny, too. Can't sing their praises enough. Wonderful family membe
- Posted by Marina Kaminis from Greensboro, N.C.
It's not bad, I went from Iams to Kirkland, he did have the runs for a couple days but that may be caseud from having to digest something new, he's fine now. Try maybe mixing the two together to start with, to get him used to it.
- Posted by Mariana from uahDidSyzzInVBKqG
Akita Information

Akita Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Akita breeders:

CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)

Akita Health Issues